There is a misnomer that all women know when they are pregnant. The reality is there are many cases where it takes the woman a while to find out that she is carrying a baby. This is especially true in women who are not actively trying to conceive. If you experience the following pregnancy symptoms, you should contact your OBGYN as soon as possible.
- Swollen Breasts That Are Tender
Hormonal changes happen early in pregnancy. This can lead to breasts that are swollen and tender. The discomfort may fade after several weeks as the body begins to adjust to the change in hormones.
- Nausea and Vomiting
Morning sickness is one of the most well-known pregnancy symptoms. It doesn’t always happen like it is shown in movies and on TV. Some women will vomit, others will not. Despite the common name, morning sickness can happen at any time throughout the day or night or not at all.
- Unusual Fatigue
Fatigue can be an indication of a number of problems or changes in the body. It also is a symptom of pregnancy. This happens as the amount of blood in the body increases, causing the kidneys to process more fluid.
- Increased Urination
More blood also means more fluid ends up in your bladder, causing increased urination. If you notice more trips to the bathroom, it could indicate something more than drinking too many liquids.
- Missed Period
Another common pregnancy symptom is a missed period. For women who are regular, this may be an obvious sign. For women who are not, it may be hard to tell whether it’s just an irregular cycle or something more.
If you have questions about the symptoms listed above, Women’s Health and Menopause Center can help. Contact our Southeast Michigan offices today to schedule an appointment.